Bahar Mustafa has charges dropped for #killallwhitemen tweet
The former Diversity Officer won’t be appearing in court
The Goldsmiths Diversity Officer who was charged for “racially offensive” messages over Twitter has had the case dropped by police.
Bahar Mustafa due to appear in court this week for tweeting “#killallwhitemen”while still working for the University, but will no longer be charged.
Police have confirmed the case has been discontinued.
Last month, Scotland Yard said she had been summoned after police received a complaint of “racially motivated malicious communication”.
In a statement the Metropolitan Police said: “A woman interviewed under caution regarding a complaint of racially motivated malicious communication made on a social media network has been summonsed to court.”
Earlier this year the Diversity Officer asked white men not to come to an event which was meant to celebrate racial unity.
Days before the event at Goldsmith’s SU, Bahar Mustafa told students: “If you’ve been invited and you’re a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME.”
Bahar also made clear that this is a “BME women and non-binary event only” and that others were not welcome.
She added: “Don’t worry lads we will give you and allies things to do.”
The event claimed to be “challenging the white-centric culture of occupations”, “diversifying our curriculum” and building a “cross-campus campaign that puts liberation at the heart of the movement”.
Following the message, Bahar claimed she cannot be racist because she’s an ethnic minority woman.
In a statement at the time she said: “I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender.”
“Therefore, women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.”
Her solicitor, Mike Schwarz, told the Guardian: “The decision first to prosecute and then to climb down so soon afterwards, made by the Crown Prosecution Service headquarters, calls into question their ability to make sensible judgments on delicate issues.”